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Zapdos (Pokémon)

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In the Pokémon Adventures manga
 
==Biology==
Zapdos is a large, avian Pokémon with predominantly yellow plumage. BlackIt ringshas encirclesmall, itstriangular eyes, andwith itblack hasaround them and a long, thin, light orange beak. Its wings and tail are a mass of spiky feathers, withand there are black feathers covering the back of its wings and inner tail feathers. A large crest of spiked feathers surrounds its head. Its thighs are a khaki colortan, and it has {{wp|Birdthin, anatomy|anisodactyl}}light orange legs. It has feet endingwith three forward facing toes and one backward facing toe; each toe has a inshort talonstalon.
 
When Zapdos flaps its glittering wings, it releases electricity that can potentially cause thunderstorms. It produces massive crackling and snapping sounds when it flies; these are attributed to the lightning bolts it sheds when airborne. WhenZapdos strickenreportedly byappears lightning,only itduring thunderstorms and gains power. Zapdoswhen reportedlystruck appearsby onlylightning. during thunderstorms, andIt is said to live among thunderclouds., However,but it is {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Rare Pokémon|rarely seen.}}
 
==In the anime==
 
====={{DL|Legendary birds (M02)|Zapdos|Zapdos (M02)}}=====
Zapdos debuted in ''[[M02|The Power of One]]''. [[Lawrence III]] wanted to capture the three [[Legendary birds]], as well as their [[Trio master|master]] {{OBP|Lugia|M02}}, for his own personal collection.
 
=====Other=====
 
====Minor appearances====
A Zapdos appeared in {{TRT}}'s fantasy in ''[[EP229|An EGG-sighting Adventure!]]'' as part of {{TRT}}'s fantasy.
 
A Zapdos appeared in the ending credits of ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]''. [[Jackie]] captured it with a [[Capture Styler]] and flew away on its back.
 
A Zapdos made a brief cameo in the opening sequence of ''[[M10|The Rise of Darkrai]]'', where it was seen flying across the sky.
 
A Zapdos appeared in a flashback in ''[[DP173|Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!]]''.
 
A Zapdos made a cameo appearance in the opening sequence of ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''.
===In the movie adaptations===
{{main|Legendary birds (M02)|Zapdos (M02)}}
Zapdos plays a major role in the second [[Pokémon movie]], ''[[M02|The Power of One]]''. Likewise, it appears in the {{ma|Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth|manga adaptation}} of the''[[M02|The Power of filmOne]]'' by [[Tanigami Toshio]].
 
===In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga===
A Zapdos appeared as a silhouette in [[JBA5]].
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
Having captured this Legendary bird in [[Kanto Power Plant|the abandoned Power Plant]] in ''[[PS026|Holy Moltres]]'' as in the games, [[Lt. Surge]] appears with Zapdos in his team during the events of {{PAV|3}}, using it as a never-ending power source for his Electric types, allowing them to continually shock {{adv|Red}} at full force, a strategy that turns against him when Red uses [[Saur]]'s {{m|Razor Leaf}} to cut the supply cords and his insulating underwear with them. After having been merged with {{p|Articuno}} and {{p|Moltres}} into {{DL|Legendary birds (Adventures)|Thu-Fi-Zer|an undiscovered Pokémon}}, the three Pallet Town Trainers are able to defeat the combined monster, so it leaves his team, and [[Team Rocket]] afterwards to go back to the wild.
 
{{adv|Green}} later captures Zapdos before the {{chap|Gold, Silver, & Crystal}} and uses it against [[Will]] and [[Karen]], having caught it and its Legendary bird companions on her personal training journey to overcome her fear of birds. During this battle, it is lent to {{adv|Blue}} when things get rough. Once returned, it is put back in its [[{{i|Poké Ball]]}} and isn't seen again, meaning it has either been deposited into her box or released.
 
===In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga===
A Zapdos appeared in [[ABM01]].
 
===In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga===
A Zapdos debuted in ''[[PM017|Regain the Deserted Power Plant!]]''.
 
Two otherA Zapdos appeared in ''[[PM058|Get Lugia!]]'' and [[PMDP11]], respectively.
 
A Zapdos appeared in [[PMDP11]].
 
==In the TCG==
==Other appearances==
===[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]===
When released from a {{i|Poké Ball}}, Zapdos uses a powerful {{m|Thunder Shock}} that hits opponents several times to produce a substantial amount of damage.
 
====Trophy information====
 
'''PAL''': ''Gazing up at dark storm clouds gathering in the sky, many children must once have wondered if the Pokémon they just saw in the latest movie was lurking somewhere in their depths. An innocent and childish dream, perhaps...but even today as adults, the sound of thunder might just bring back memories of this Legendary Bird Pokémon.''
 
===[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]===
Zapdos appears as a {{sbw|Spirits (characters)|Spirit}} alongside {{p|Articuno}} and {{p|Moltres}}.
 
==Game data==
===Pokédex entries===
{{Dex/Header|type=electric|type2=flying}}
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=I|reg1=Kanto|num1=145}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Red|v2=Blue|t2=FFF|entry=A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Yellow|entry=This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.}}
|}
|}
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=II|reg1=Johto|num1=236}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=This legendary bird Pokémon causes savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.}}
|}
|}
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=III|reg1=Hoenn|reg2=Kanto|num2=145}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Ruby|v2=Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokémon gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Emerald|t=FFF|entry=Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. It gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.}}
|}
|}
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=IV|reg1=Sinnoh|reg2=Johto|num2=241}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Diamond|v2=Pearl|entry=A legendary Pokémon that is said to live inside thunder clouds. It can freely control thunder.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Platinum|entry=A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.}}
|}
|}
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=V|reg1=Unova}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.}}
|}
|}
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos|num1=152|label1=Coastal|reg2=Hoenn}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Omega Ruby|v2=Alpha Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokémon gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.}}
|}
|}
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|reg2=Kanto|num2=145}}
{{Dex/NE|[[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon]]}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Let's Go Pikachu|v2=Let's Go Eevee|entry=This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.}}
|}
|}
{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Sun|v2=Moon|area=[[Trade]]}}
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Ultra Sun|v2=Ultra Moon|area=[[Ultra Space Wilds]] ({{DL|Ultra Space Wilds|Cliff World}}) ([[List of in-game event Pokémon in Generation VII#Zapdos|Only one]])}}
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Let's Go Pikachu|v2=Let's Go Eevee|area={{FB|Kanto|Power Plant}} ([[List of in-game event Pokémon in Generation VII#Moltres|Only one]])<br>[[Route]]s {{rtn|1|Kanto}}, {{rtn|2|Kanto}}, {{rtn|3|Kanto}}, {{rtn|4|Kanto}}, {{rtn|6|Kanto}}, {{rtn|7|Kanto}}, {{rtn|8|Kanto}}, {{rtn|9|Kanto}}, {{rtn|10|Kanto}}, {{rtn|11|Kanto}}, {{rtn|12|Kanto}}, {{rtn|13|Kanto}}, {{rtn|14|Kanto}}, {{rtn|15|Kanto}}, {{rtn|16|Kanto}}, {{rtn|17|Kanto}}, {{rtn|18|Kanto}}, {{rtn|19|Kanto}}, {{rtn|21|Kanto}}, {{rtn|22|Kanto}}, {{rtn|23|Kanto}}, {{rtn|24|Kanto}}, and {{rtn|25|Kanto}}}}
|}
|}
====In events====
{{eventAvail/h|Language/Region|type=electric|type2=flying}}
{{eventAvail|{{gameabbrev2|GSC}}|Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Zapdos|English|United States|50[[File:ShinyIIStars.png{{shinystar|Shiny|link=Shiny Pokémon]]II}}|November 30 to December 20, 2001;<br>February 15 to 21, 2002|link=List of Gotta Catch 'Em All event Pokémon#Shiny Zapdos}}
{{eventAvail|{{gameabbrev3|RSEFRLG}}|Journey Across America Zapdos|English|United States|70|February 25 to July 23, 2006|link=List of Journey Across America event Pokémon distributions#Zapdos}}
{{eventAvail|{{gameabbrev3|RSEFRLG}}|Party of the Decade Zapdos|English|United States|70|August 8, 2006|link=List of Party of the Decade event Pokémon distributions#Zapdos}}
|Speed= 100
|type=Electric
|type2=Flying }}
 
====Pokéathlon stats====
 
===Learnset===
====By [[Level|levelingPokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, upEevee!]]====
=====By [[Level|leveling up]]=====
{{learnlist/levelh/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|1}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Peck|Flying|Physical|35|100|35||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Thunder Shock|Electric|Special|40|100|30||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|8|Thunder Wave|Electric|Status|—|90|20}}
{{learnlist/level7|16|Leer|Normal|Status|—|100|30}}
{{learnlist/level7|24|Drill Peck|Flying|Physical|80|100|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|32|Thunderbolt|Electric|Special|90|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|40|Agility|Psychic|Status|—|—|30}}
{{learnlist/level7|48|Light Screen|Psychic|Status|—|—|30}}
{{learnlist/level7|56|Roost|Flying|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/level7|64|Thunder|Electric|Special|110|70|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|72|Sky Attack|Flying|Physical|200|90|5||'''}}
{{learnlist/levelf/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|1}}
 
=====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]=====
{{learnlist/tmh/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|1}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM01|Headbutt|Normal|Physical|70|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM05|Rest|Psychic|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM06|Light Screen|Psychic|Status|—|—|30}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM07|Protect|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM08|Substitute|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM09|Reflect|Psychic|Status|—|—|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM12|Facade|Normal|Physical|70|100|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM14|Fly|Flying|Physical|90|95|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM16|Thunder Wave|Electric|Status|—|90|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM18|U-turn|Bug|Physical|70|100|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM27|Toxic|Poison|Status|—|90|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM36|Thunderbolt|Electric|Special|90|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM38|Thunder|Electric|Special|110|70|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM48|Hyper Beam|Normal|Special|150|90|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM50|Roost|Flying|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tmf/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|1}}
 
====[[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]====
=====By [[Level|leveling up]]=====
{{learnlist/levelh/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|1}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Peck|Flying|Physical|35|100|35||'''}}
{{learnlist/levelf/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|1}}
 
=====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]=====
{{learnlist/tmh/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|1}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM05|Roar|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20}}
{{learnlist/tmf/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|1}}
 
=====By {{pkmn|breeding}}=====
{{learnlist/breedh/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|2}}
{{learnlist/breed7null}}
{{learnlist/breedf/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|2}}
 
=====By [[Move Tutor|tutoring]]=====
{{learnlist/tutorh/7|Zapdos|Electric|Flying|2}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Defog|Flying|Status|—|—|15|||no|yes}}
|field=None
|past=NA
|num=299
|browser=It creates thunderbolts in the air and discharges electricity.
}}
|hatch=N/A
|buddy=20
|candy=Zapdos
|evolution=N/A
|stamina=180207
|attack=253
|defense=188185
|fast={{m|Thunder Shock}}{{tt|*|Prior to February 16, 2017 or from Zapdos Day 2018}}, {{m|Charge Beam}}{{tt|*|From February 16, 2017 onward}}
|special=:{{m|DischargeThunder Shock}}{{tt|*|PriorIf toobtained Februaryduring 16,Zapdos 2017}},Raid {{m|ZapDay Cannon}}{{tt|*|Fromor FebruaryUltra 16,Bonus 2017 onward}}, {{m|Thunderbolt}}, {{m|Thunder2018}}
|special={{m|Zap Cannon}}, {{m|Thunderbolt}}, {{m|Thunder}}, {{m|Ancient Power}}{{tt|*|From July 9, 2019 onward}}, {{m|Drill Peck}}{{tt|*|From July 9, 2019 onward}}
}}
|}
 
==Trivia==
* Of all Legendary Pokémon with fixed in-game locations, Zapdos can be obtained with the fewest number of Badges: 32. In the [[Generation I]] games and [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|their remakes]], theThe player can catch Zapdos with only the {{Badge|Boulder}}, {{Badge|Cascade}}, and the {{Badge|SoulCascade}}.
* Zapdos shares its {{pkmn|category}} with {{p|Elekid}} and {{p|Electabuzz}}. They are all known as the Electric Pokémon.
* Zapdos and {{p|Jolteon}}'s Japanese names are almost exactly the same as each other's, with a final ''s'' being the only difference.
* In the {{pkmn|anime}} episode ''[[EP036|The Bridge Bike Gang]]'', [[Chopper]]'s bike was decorated to look like a Zapdos.
===Origin===
Zapdos may be based on the {{wp|Native Americans in the United States|Native American}} legend of the {{wp|thunderbird (mythology)|thunderbird}}., The thunderbird was known for being thea spirit of thunder, lightning, and rain inthat took the form of a giant {{wp|bird}}. The beating of the wings was said to create thunder. It may also have been based on the {{wp|lightning bird}}, a bird created from wherever lightning hits the earth. Aesthetically, it may also be based ofon {{wp|hummingbirdshummingbird}}s, due to the long beak, the rather simple wings, and described violent behaviourbehavior.
 
====Name origin====
* [[Legendary birds (Adventures)#Zapdos|Zapdos (Adventures)]]
* [[Legendary birds]]
 
==Notes==
 
==External links==
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